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Grilled Vegetable Kabobs with Pesto Aioli

  • Prep 55 min
  • Total 55 min
  • Servings 4
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Easy pesto aioli plus fresh veggies equals super-delicious kabobs! These beauties are fancy enough for summer parties but simple enough for meatless Mondays. MORE + LESS -

Ingredients

Pesto Aioli

2
cups fresh basil leaves
1
cup mayonnaise
1/2
cup grated Parmesan cheese
1/4
cup toasted pine nuts
3
cloves garlic
2
tablespoons fresh lemon juice
1/4
teaspoon salt

Kabobs

12
(10-inch) bamboo skewers
1
cup cherry tomatoes
2
medium red bell peppers, cut into 1 1/4-inch pieces
2
medium yellow bell peppers, cut into 1 1/4-inch pieces
1
medium sweet onion, cut into 1 1/2-inch wedges
2
medium zucchini, cut on the bias into 1 1/2-inch pieces
2
yellow summer squash, cut on the bias into 1 1/2-inch pieces
1/4
cup olive oil
3/4
teaspoon salt
1/2
teaspoon pepper

Steps

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  • 1
    Place Pesto Aioli ingredients in blender or food processor. Cover and blend on medium speed about 3 minutes, stopping occasionally to scrape sides, until smooth. Cover and refrigerate.
  • 2
    Heat gas or charcoal grill. Soak skewers in water 10 minutes; drain. On 2 of the skewers, thread tomatoes, leaving 1/8-inch space between each piece. Repeat with remaining skewers and vegetables. Brush vegetables with olive oil; sprinkle with 3/4 teaspoon salt and the pepper.
  • 3
    Place kabobs on grill over medium heat. Cover grill; cook until grill marks form and vegetables are fork-tender, 3 to 4 minutes for tomatoes, 7 to 10 minutes for bell peppers, 10 to 12 minutes for onion and 12 to 15 minutes for zucchini and yellow squash. Serve kabobs with pesto aioli.

Expert Tips

You can make the pesto aioli up to a day in advance.

Serve with quinoa or beans for a complete vegetarian meal.

To toast pine nuts, sprinkle in ungreased heavy skillet. Cook over medium heat 5 to 7 minutes, stirring frequently until nuts begin to brown, then stirring constantly until nuts are light brown.

Cooking Vegetarian? Always read labels to make sure each recipe ingredient is vegetarian. Products and ingredient sources can change.

Metal skewers can be used instead of bamboo. Bamboo skewers are soaked in water so they're less likely to burn; there is no need to soak if you use metal skewers.

Nutrition Information

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size: 1 Serving
Calories
720
Calories from Fat
590
% Daily Value
Total Fat
65g
100%
Saturated Fat
11g
56%
Trans Fat
0g
Cholesterol
35mg
11%
Sodium
1150mg
48%
Potassium
1040mg
30%
Total Carbohydrate
21g
7%
Dietary Fiber
6g
25%
Sugars
13g
Protein
11g
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
110%
110%
Vitamin C
170%
170%
Calcium
25%
25%
Iron
15%
15%
Exchanges:
0 Starch; 0 Fruit; 1 Other Carbohydrate; 0 Skim Milk; 0 Low-Fat Milk; 0 Milk; 2 Vegetable; 1 Very Lean Meat; 0 Lean Meat; 0 High-Fat Meat; 13 Fat;
Carbohydrate Choice
1 1/2
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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